Altavilla, Sicily: Memories of a Happy Childhood by Calogero Lombardo
By Calogero Lombardo
"I wrote this e-book for the youngsters of the kin who won't ever be aware of what this position was once like," stated Calogero Lombardo. this can be greater than a recollection of early life thoughts. it truly is an enticing and insightful examine the truth of Sicily and Sicilians, written with wit and a feeling of humor.
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Kept you obedient and humble, so that all the praise didn’t go to your head and make you think of yourself as a “cazzu cu du tiesti,” a “prick with two heads,” and skew your judgment. During this time he kept supporting his mother, Mamma Rosa, dutiful son that he was. In nineteen thirty and six, Onofrio, by this time a twelve-year veteran of the building industry, became affianced to Mariuzzedda a Custanza, who would be my mother. Their picture looks like Romeo and Juliet. Nobody knew at the time their life would be as emotionally intense as the tragedy inspired by Pyramus and Thisbe.
I inherited those qualities from him, too. When we were embarking to come to America at the Port of Palermo, my father was stopped at the gate of departure. He was asked, I guess by the representative from the American Consulate, what his political affiliation was. ” They pulled him right off the entryway, saying he would not be allowed to go to America. Right at the dock! How would you have felt, knowing your family was leaving, without any idea when you would see them again? My father was dumfounded.
Tornano al vaso i fiori tuoi Tornano le stelle Mamma non torna ai suoi 43 E! Non torna ai suoi. On second thought, maybe she wrote the poem for and to herself. ” The translator is a traitor. One cannot translate nuance and personal feelings. I will, however, attempt to translate in prose, telling the story. You there! What are you doing, acting like an escort, Watching from a distance down that road? You want to know? I am watching, my mother has gone down it. That way they have accompanied her And from that way I think she will return.